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Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

With two of its largest public fundraisers recently completed – the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction – the Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization... [Read more]

Bittner Flute awarded to 8th Grader at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School

Bittner Flute awarded to 8th Grader at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School

The 2014 Bittner Flute has been awarded to Kaya Fernandes, an 8th grader at Sylvester Middle School. She is the daughter of Ms. Jamie Fernandes of Burien. The Bittner Flute award recognizes exceptional... [Read more]

Soroptimist Holiday Wreaths & Garlands on sale to raise funds for local charities

Soroptimist Holiday Wreaths & Garlands on sale to raise funds for local charities

Soroptimist Holiday Wreaths & Garlands are on sale, as a fundraiser for local charities. “Your 24-inch wreath is freshly made: hand-crafted with mixed evergreens of western cedar, blue-berried... [Read more]

Grace Church seminar on surviving holidays after death of loved one is Nov. 9

Grace Church seminar on surviving holidays after death of loved one is Nov. 9

Dreading the holidays because of the death of a loved one? Burien’s Grace Church will host a one-time seminar on “Surviving the Holidays” on Nov. 9 from 2 – 4 p.m. at 10323 –... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Administrators and Board have overlooked realistic and achievable fixes’

LETTER: ‘Administrators and Board have overlooked realistic and achievable fixes’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Much of what’s been contended in the bond... [Read more]

Two adults shot in Burien Thursday morning; police looking for suspect

Two adults shot in Burien Thursday morning; police looking for suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man and woman were shot at an apartment in the 1200 blk of SW 124th Street (near Ambaum Blvd. SW) in Burien around 4:45 a.m. Thursday morning... [Read more]

No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien’s B&O tax

No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien’s B&O tax

by Jack Mayne A proposal by City Manager Kamuron Gurol to increase the city’s Business and Occupation tax on larger businesses and ending it for small businesses was debated at Monday night’s Burien... [Read more]

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

The Burien Police Department announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday (Oct. 22) that, due to last Sunday morning’s shooting on SW 152nd Street near Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (we were first... [Read more]

REMINDER: See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with NW Symphony Orchestra Saturday

REMINDER: See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with NW Symphony Orchestra Saturday

REMINDER: The Northwest Symphony Orchestra first concert in its 2014-2015 season – a multimedia extravaganza called “The Planets” – will be this Saturday night, Oct. 25 at Burien’s... [Read more]

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends this Friday

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends this Friday

KING5’s annual ‘Best of Western Washington‘ contest ends this Friday, Oct. 24, so now would be a good time to cast your votes to help some of our local businesses! Several area businesses... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Two shows Thursday night at Tin Room Bar & Theater’s Comedy Night!

Two shows Thursday night at Tin Room Bar & Theater’s Comedy Night!

Longtime Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater will be holding their monthly Comedy Night – with two shows – this Thursday night, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Headliner is Rodney Sherwood, with... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] REBUTTAL TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

Burien resident Chris Rimple shot a time-lapse video on Tuesday, Oct. 21, showing a storm system moving through the region. “Here’s a time lapse of yesterday’s storm, from 9:30 a.m. to sunset,”... [Read more]

Highline to host Career Fair for 650+ High School Students Thursday, Oct. 23

Highline to host Career Fair for 650+ High School Students Thursday, Oct. 23

Highline Public Schools is partnering with the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation to present the Highline High School Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. More than 45 employers and... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School holding free Trick or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31

Kennedy Catholic High School holding free Trick or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31

Kennedy Catholic High School will be holding a ‘Trick or Treat’ event for the community from 3 – 4 p.m. on Halloween – Friday, Oct. 31. This is a free, open and safe environment for all,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, So, about that Highline High School... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Burien, Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two unique Artists

Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two unique Artists

Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa is a self-taught painter and sculptor who discovered his artistic talent as a 6-year-old boy in Rwanda. Tamara Stephas is a landscape painter and sculptor whose work is deeply... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Travelle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics of Burien holding Candy Buy Back Nov. 1

Travelle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics of Burien holding Candy Buy Back Nov. 1

Join Travelle Family Dentistry and Orthodontics of Burien for their First Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back on Saturday, Nov. 1. It’ll take place from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Travelle Family Dentistry,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning

PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning

This young coyote was spotted and photographed by two residents – BTB Reader Kathleen Hardee and Publisher Scott Schaefer – in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning, Oct. 21 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): As... [Read more]

Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5

Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5

The Soundside Alliance – a consortium of cities which includes Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – will be holding an ‘Outlook Breakfast’ on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from... [Read more]

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

Non-profit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

From Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School comes this good news: Shayne McPherson The Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball Team is ranked #2 by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and... [Read more]

Proposal to double B&O tax on larger businesses submitted to City Council

Proposal to double B&O tax on larger businesses submitted to City Council

by Jack Mayne In order to seek potential boutique hotels, arts facilities and increased general business, Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol is proposing to double the city’s Business and Occupations... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes news that a recreational pot store is opening in Des Moines this week. This will be the only retail marijuana store between Seattle and Tacoma. Read the full... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] All five of us Mathison kids graduated from... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle... [Read more]

Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning

Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning

Photo showing bullet hole in the window of Burien Tattoo courtesy Roger Arnold. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two males received non life-threatening injuries when an unknown... [Read more]